Apr 15, 2018
Chassidim and Secular Education

Chassidus Applied: Should we teach our children English, math and a trade? Is negating secular education being ignorant?

MyLife: Chassidus Applied Episode 209, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Sunday, April 15, 2018 / 1st Day of Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5778 – 8:00-9:00PM EST

The topics in this week's 209th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include:
Chassidus Applied to Iyar and Beis Iyar
Lessons from Parshas Tazria-Metzora
Why don't we see Chassidim being scrupulous about making blessings on trees?
Does negating secular education mean that we have to be ignorant?
Are we obligated to teach our children a trade and how to make a living?
Should we not be teaching basic English and math skills?
How can I connect emotionally and not just intellectually?
What is the Jewish perspective on chakras and the third eye?
Follow-up: shlichus (episodes 204; 206-207)
Chassidus Question: How do you explain in palatable terms the idea of a metzora according to Chassidus, as one lacking the bittul of "ohr abba"?

My Life 2018 essays: The Holy Cow Diet, by Levi Teldon, 34, Shliach, San Antonio, Texas; Chassidic Emotional Intelligence, by Shraga Crombie, 37, Chabad House at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; HACK Your Addiction: Chassidus for the Smartphone Era, by Daniel Feld, 29, Acupuncturist, Israel

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Rabbi Jacobson you seemed to say that the reason people don't need more of a secular education is becasue in our times there is imbalance between the soul doctors (shluchim) and the yidden who are not a classical shluchim. Are you therefore implying that everyone or almost every in our community should be shluchim in order to right that balance?
(4/16/2018 11:29:43 AM)
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